June 27.  ‘We used to sing a song about the wise man and the rock at home in the olden days when you kids were young, and when we did pray and read the Bible together at home,” Neal said.  “It was nice then, but I don’t know if that kind of thing would work now. Apart from that we’re all so busy with work, homework, working out at the gym and, ironically, attending self-development workshops. I hardly have any idea what each of our family members think.  Do you think our house is built on rock or sand or can it be partly on rock?    

Reflect, share, scripture: Everyone who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house upon the rock.  From Matt 7:21-29. Pope Francis:  Pope Francis: If a family is centred on Christ he will unify and illumine its entire life. Moments of pain and difficulty will be experienced in union with the Lord’s cross.  AL317.  The external deserts in the world are growing, because the internal deserts have become so vast.  We all need an ecological conversion where the effects of our encounter with Jesus Christ become evident in the relationship with the world around us. LS 217.    ACTION AND PRAYER. Try to engage family members in sharing on this topic.